KIPP Texas - Houston

KIPP Academy Middle

Grades Served
Grades Served 5-8
Founded
Founded 1994
Teachers
Teachers 28
Students
Students 435

KIPP Academy started in 1994. As the original KIPP school, KIPP Academy commits to staying true to KIPP’s two basic rules — “Work Hard[MB6] [TO7] and Be Nice.” We focus on appreciation, patience, humility, standing up for justice, and doing the right thing.

KIPP Academy is committed to providing justice and equity for all, and our thematic units, capstone projects, literature circles, community circles, restorative justice practices, differentiated extension blocks, and student government are just a few ways we make sure we turn this commitment into action. Most importantly, our students, who are almost entirely from low income areas, go on to graduate from college four or five times the rate of their neighborhood peers.

Ashley Moorman

Ashley Moorman

School Leader

"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." - John Dewey


Ashley Moorman first joined KIPP Academy in 2007 as a science teacher. After several successful years in the classroom, she took on responsibility as a grade-level chair and events coordinator, and then proceeded to get a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Washington. Ms. Moorman returned to KIPP Academy in 2017 to serve as assistant principal and is thrilled to be taking over as school leader in the 2019-2020 school year.

KIPP Academy Middle Feeder Pattern

Feeder patterns are subject to zoning.

Primary Schools

KIPP SHINE Prep